Grace. It’s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It’s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others-especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable. ~Andy Stanley~
I have a confession to make. When I saw this book in the list of those available for review, I saw the name Stanley and immediately requested it. It was not until I received this book in the mail , that I realized my mistake. I thought I was getting the opportunity to review a book written by Charles Stanley.
With that said, I was pleasantly surprised. “The Grace of God” is comprised of thirteen chapters that take a chronological look at how grace affected the lives of several people whose stories are told in the Old and New Testaments. People such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Jonah, David, Rahab and Levi to name a few.
The illustrations he chose are looked at from every aspect in such minute detail, it becomes apparent to the reader God’s grace was at work from start to finish in each story. At the end of each chapter, Pastor Stanley demonstrates how the these examples of grace can be applied to everyday life.
I would recommend this book for anyone. The “Grace of God” is inspirational in tone and can be used as a devotional. The chapters are short and can be read in 5-10 minute blocks of time.
“Grace doesn’t require people with embarrassing labels to shed those labels as a prerequisite. Grace is what empowers us to do so. Grace doesn’t demand. Grace assists….grace is slow to judge and quick to deliver” pg. 89
I gave it 5 stars.
I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Sneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.